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Computers in the Library

Computers in the Brickell Library


The Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library has Wi-Fi throughout the facility, which can be accessed by EVMS faculty, students, and staff with EVMS Novell passwords. Before devices can connect to EVMS Wi-Fi, they must be configured by the Network Information Center (NIC). Please visit the NIC in Lewis Hall, Suite 1003.

For network security reasons, the EVMS Library cannot provide Wi-Fi to members of the general public.

Print jobs can be sent wirelessly to the EVMS Library’s network-enabled printers. Additional information can be found here.


Computer Lab (Room 131)

A popular resource that is open 24/7, the EVMS Library's Computer Lab offers PCs as well as two flatbed scanners for use by those with EVMS Novell passwords. Lab PCs connect to several printer options, which EVMS students may use with their annual allotment of free printing.  Additional information about printing in the EVMS Library can be found here.

For security reasons, no guest log ins are allowed. Guests may use the public access PCs that are available when the library is staffed. For more information, see below.

The Computer Lab offers and supports word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, and computer-assisted instruction software. During library hours, staff will do their best to assist patrons in using the software packages installed in the Lab and Classroom. EVMS staff may not be able to answer all questions about specialized software. 

Because of software licensing limitations, not all computers are set up identically. If you are looking for a specific software package, please consult with the Lab Manager.

The following are not allowed: Installing programs; copying licensed software; using software that will circumvent licensing or harm the computer, the network, or people. For a more complete list of EVMS policies, procedures, and possible disciplinary actions, please sign in to EVMS myPortal/Information Technology/Policies & Procedures

Storage of Data
Files stored on Lab computers are deleted at logout. Save files to a flash drive, email files to yourself using EVMS Sendit, or use your EVMS Home Drive. Each EVMS Novell account is given a “Home Drive.” This storage is only available while on the EVMS wired network (Lab and Classroom). Using Home Drive storage ONLY is not recommended. You are strongly encouraged to back up your work.

If you are uncertain about the location of your stored data, Lab staff can assist you. Lab staff can also verify that your data is on your storage device.

The Computer Lab assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged, or deleted data.

Computer Viruses
All computers in the Lab are equipped with software designed protect computers from viruses. Viruses can corrupt or delete data and make it unrecoverable. Please report messages indicating the presence of a virus to Lab staff immediately.

Faculty, staff, and residents may download free home-use copies of McAfee Antivirus that the EVMS Network Information Center has licensed for your protection. Sign in to EVMS myPortal/Information Technology/SoftwareDownload, to download this software for your computer. 


Classroom PCs (Room 132)

The EVMS Library’s Classroom is a well-used resource. It is used for testing, classes, training, and much more. There is a daily schedule of activities posted outside the Classroom door every morning. Those with EVMS Novell passwords are welcome to use the Classroom PCs when there are no activities scheduled.

The Classroom may be Computer Classroom Reservation Form by faculty members for

  • EVMS credit courses (receive priority)
  • EVMS-sponsored non-credit formal instruction 

The Classroom is equipped with 

  • 30 networked PCs and an instructor PC 
  • Multimedia projector & screen 
  • Digital white board 
  • 3D document camera 
  • Wireless Microphone

For information about additional equipment that is available through EVMS Media Services, please see the library staff or log in to EVMS myPortal/Information Technology/Media & Audio Visual Technical Services (MAVTS)


Public PCs (First floor, across from the Circulation Desk)  

The EVMS Library has several computer workstations available to the general public. These computers provide access to the EVMS Library’s digital resources, as well as web resources, to meet the health and medical information needs of Hampton Roads residents. Please visit the Circulation Desk to sign in and a library staff member will log you onto a PC.

Please note: These computers have been set up for information searching only and have no additional software installed.

Patrons using the public PCs must abide by the following use policies as set forth by EVMS and the Brickell Library:

  • Identification

    For network security reasons, all public patrons are required to provide circulation staff with a valid government, school, or employer issued picture ID. No exceptions will be made. IDs are photocopied on each visit and kept on file. Photocopied IDs are destroyed after six months.
  • Priority

    Any public patron may sign up to use a general public computer; however, priority will be given to the following people, in this order: EVMS community faculty without an EVMS Novell password, area healthcare providers, patients and family members of patients at local area hospitals, and students of local universities.

    Public PCs are reserved for public patrons. EVMS faculty, students, and staff should log onto a Lab or Classroom computer.
  • Time Limit

    Public computer workstations are only available during the hours that the EVMS Library is staffed. Public computers automatically shut down 30 minutes before the end of staffed library hours.
  • Appropriate Use

    The Library has an obligation to maintain a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and harassment-free environment for library patrons. Usage of public computers must support such an environment.

    Public workstations are to be used only for biomedical or healthcare related purposes. All other uses are strictly prohibited.

    Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to, any use that may adversely affect the reputation or image of EVMS. In addition, users may not maliciously access, alter, damage, tax, or destroy any computer system, hardware, network, program, or data.

    Patrons found to be inappropriately using the public computers may be asked to leave immediately, and further action may be taken depending upon the severity of the offense. Inappropriate use will ultimately be determined by a library staff member.
  • Minors

    Patrons 14 years of age and younger are welcome, but cannot be left unsupervised and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that it is not the responsibility of the Library staff to serve in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) and cannot be responsible for unsupervised minors.

  • Notification

    Patrons must notify Library staff when they leave.


Additional resource information for Hampton Roads residents can be found here.


Last updated, 2016 May 16